Thursday, March 23, 2017

2017 Honda Pilot

The Honda Pilot is a highly renowned SUV for its consistent delivery of top of the line features, exemplary space and storage, and dependable performance. Honda gave the Pilot a complete redesign last year, and it upholds the strong traits given but also offers a more appealing exterior design.

The first two generations of the Pilot had very linear bodies with boxy corners. This was an aggressive styling that accurately portrayed the strength and durability the SUV has to offer. The previous design was suitable, but the new sleek lines and sharp LED accents really help to pull the whole look together. On the inside, we find soft touch surfaces on the dash and doors and a friendly center console with lots of space for your belongings.

There's only one engine available for the 2017 Honda Pilot: a 3.5-liter V6 putting out 280 horsepower. This engine is offered with either a 6-speed automatic or, in Touring and Elite models, a 9-speed automatic. All models offer AWD, and the sophisticated system is standard on Elite models. Interestingly, a traction-management system that optimizes the AWD and FWD function for snow, mud or other surfaces is standard on all but LX models. The engine offers an Eco mode that shuts off half the cylinders under light throttle to help improve fuel economy.

Available on all but the base LX trim, Honda Sensing bundles lane-keeping assist with rear cross-path detection, adaptive cruise control and road-departure mitigation as well as the Pilot EX’s LaneWatch monitor in a safety suite designed to help the driver both see and avoid potential hazards. The basic front-wheel-drive (FWD) 2017 Honda Pilot LX comes standard with a multi-angle rearview camera and a tire-pressure-monitoring system that flashes the lights when you've filled a tire to its proper pressure. Cruise control, audio and phone controls are all located on the steering wheel, and all Pilots come with Bluetooth, a 4.2-inch information screen between the gauges, and push-button start.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

The all new 2017 Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is currently in its fifth generation. The 2017 model was given a drastic redesign and offers improvements in fuel economy, power, size, and a new suite of safety features. The CR-V has also been given a much more aggressive and confident exterior style and an overall nicely enhanced interior.

The base LX model comes standard with automatic climate control, a backup camera, cruise control, and a 5” color screen display with Bluetooth wireless connectivity. The EX model and above will also include a power drivers seat, dual-zone climate control, moonroof, push-button start, heated front seats, and a 7” display audio-infotainment system that’s Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatible. Ex and above are also offered Hondas Sensing Safety Suite. Honda Sensing bundles accident-avoiding features such as collision-mitigation braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring (which replaces the LaneWatch system).

The base CR-V LX is fitted with a 184-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder, carried over from the 2016 model. But the EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels sport a 1.5-liter turbo engine with 190 hp. Both engines are coupled with a CVT automatic transmission that has a sport mode for added responsiveness. The new CR-V is rated to tow 1,500 pounds with either engine, which is not bad for a compact SUV.

The CRV has been given a 7” lift off the ground. Combined with AWD, this is great news for those of us who deal with the extreme weather of all four seasons. Not only is the CR-V taller, it appears to have spent the entirety of 2016 in the gym. The body has been given a sumptuous hourglass figure with clearly defined muscles wrapped around the hood and rear. Hondas unique Active Shutter Grille nicely compliments the redesigned fascia whilst increasing aero-dynamicity.

The interior of the CR-V is nearly unrecognizable. Plasticky looking surfaces have been replaced with more sophisticated materials, and the outdated interface system has been given an upgrade. The layout is much more ergonomic, resulting in better aesthetic and a more spacious looking cabin. The previous CR-Vs cabin space was already leagues above its competitors, and yet Honda has increased the cargo carrying capacity to 40 cubic ft or nearly 76 with the seats folded, and legroom is currently at a lofty 40 inches.

Now in its fifth generation, the CR-V has flawlessly proven itself time and time again and happily retains its throne in the SUV market. If you’re interested in a test drive or would like more information on the new CR-V, you can visit us here.